St Luke's Catholic Primary School
Newsletter - Term 2, Issue 6 , 27 May 2021
As calendar dates can be subject to change, please always confirm events by checking our website - https://www.stlukeswoodvale.wa.edu.au/community-calendar
27 May - 03 June
- Reconciliation week commences
- Merit Award Assembly
- Cross Country PP - 6
- Winter Carnival
- Year 6, Reconciliation
Friday, 4 June - Pupil Free Day
Monday, 7 June - Public Holiday
MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL
At its heart, reconciliation is about strengthening relationships between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous peoples, for the benefit of all Australians.
“… A reconciled Australia is one where our rights as First Australians are not just respected but championed in all the places that matter …”
Kirstie Parker – Board Member, Reconciliation Australia
Reconciliation is an ongoing journey that reminds us that while generations of Australians have fought hard for meaningful change, future gains are likely to take just as much, if not more, effort.
In a just, equitable and reconciled Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children will have the same life chances and choices as non-Indigenous children, and the length and quality of a person’s life will not be determined by their racial background.
According to Reconciliation Australia, The vision of reconciliation is based and measured on five dimensions: historical acceptance; race relations; equality and equity; institutional integrity and unity. They do not exist in isolation but are interrelated to ensure that we are lead to improved race relations, which in turn leads to greater equality and equity.
On our pathway towards reconciliation, Sorry Day on 26 May is an important moment to remember the past policies of forced child removal. Today, we reflected on the sad and painful history of the Stolen Generations and recognise moments of resilience, healing and the power of saying Sorry.
What is Forgiveness?
The definition of forgiveness is essentially the act of pardoning an offender. In the Bible, the Greek word translated “forgiveness” literally means “to let go”, as when a person does not demand payment for a debt. Jesus used this comparison in his parable of the unmerciful slave (Matthew 18:23-35) as well as when he taught his followers to pray “Forgive us our sins, for we ourselves also forgive everyone who is in debt to us” (Luke 11:4).
The Bible teaches that unselfish love is the basis for true forgiveness, since “it keeps no record of wrongs” (1 Corinthians 13:5). Forgiving others means letting go of resentment and giving up any claim to be compensated for the hurt or loss we have suffered.
Acknowledge the Pain
Think through things
Imagine being on the other side
Remember God’s forgiveness
Reflect on the bible scripture: “Forgive us of our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us”
Let go of the hurt
Continue to forgive
Pray for the other person who hurt you
We know that we can depend on God to give us the grace to live out forgiveness.
Unfortunately, we have seen in the last couple of weeks, students wearing items of clothing which is unacceptable to the uniform policy. I am aware of delays of the winter school jumper and students wearing their sports jackets in place. This is unavoidable and until the jumpers arrive, this is permitted.
However, what is not permitted:
Wearing items of clothing that have been purchased from Big W, Target and K-Mart. These are not in line with the uniform policy or acceptable.
Nail polish on the girls. Please remove nail polish prior to attending schools.
Wearing sport shoes with their winter uniform. Unless we are notified in writing as to why your child is wearing different shoes, this too is unacceptable.
Hair below the shoulder, MUST be tied up and off the face.
Over the next coming weeks, teachers will be enforcing these requirements in their classes. Please revise the updated uniform policy for your perusal. There is are second hand uniforms available for those families who are needing support.
We thank you for your support as we strive to instil pride in all of our children at the school.
Please click here for the Uniform Policy.
Yesterday we were fortunate to join with Padbury Catholic Primary school and participate in interschool games; football, soccer and netball. I am very proud of the way our St Luke’s students participated throughout all games. There were wins and losses, however, their attitude towards each game was outstanding. Thank you to Miss Rasmussen for organising a fantastic event!
200 YEARS OF CATHOLIC EDUCATION
2021, marks 50 years since the Bishops of Western Australia brought together Catholic schools across their four Dioceses into one state-wide system with the establishment of the Catholic Education Commission of Western Australia. In this year of St Joseph, patron of the Universal Church, the 50th anniversary will be celebrated alongside the 200th anniversary of Catholic education in Australia.
A journey through time:
God Bless & have an incredible weekend, filled with lots of love and laughter.
Mrs Maura Killalea
MESSAGE FROM THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS
St Luke's on the Wireless!
Yesterday, Mr Kirry and Mrs Williams took four students to ECU Joondalup to record a radio program for CurtinFM. This radio program is an extension of 89.7 'School of Thought' program, where school aged children share their life experiences with a 45 + age demographic.
The four students spoke about topics relevant to their lives. These included, their family structures, covid-19 experiences in Singapore, the effects of sleep, and women in sport.
This program will be aired later and will be made available for us and we will share the podcast with our community.
School photos will be held on Friday the 11th June and Monday 14th June. 3P photography will be facilitating this day for us. We noticed a clash with the assembly on that day, so please see the revised scheduled below:
FRIDAY 11th JUNE
MONDAY 14TH JUNE
Have you met our Admin Lady - Heather Macdonald Rudez
My favourite things are:
My family, love to cook, eat out and go shopping with my girls.
Favourite food: Cakes, biscuits, lollies, pizza and soup.
Family Pet: "Angus" also knows as Bear and Chooch! He is a 13 year old Rottweiler, a big sook and loves cuddles.
Best way's to chill: Binge watch a series on Netflix or read a book.
If you see the Scottish Mrs Mac around the school make sure you say 'Halo' .
If you have some great news to share or any achievements, we would love to hear from you so that we can share it in our newsletter: firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a fabulous week!
Sarah Williams & Justin Kirry
On Wednesday the 26th of May the Year Five and Six students participated in an afternoon of sport against Padbury Catholic Primary School. The students had a tremendous amount of fun whilst displaying some amazing skills in their chosen sport.
The results were;
Netball A (Win)
Netball B (Win)
Netball C (Loss)
Girls Soccer (Loss)
Boys Soccer A (Loss)
Boys Soccer B (Loss)
Girls AFL (Loss)
Boys AFL (Loss)
I would like to thank all of the parents and teachers who offered up their time and expertise to help coach and umpire the games. We could not run these events without your support. I would also like to thank the students of St Luke’s for displaying amazing sportsmanship skills throughout the afternoon. It was a joy to see you all having fun whilst being active.
The Cross Country Carnival will be taking place tomorrow at St Luke’s. It will only be cancelled in the event of thunder/lightning.
There will be no running club tomorrow due to Cross Country set up.
This event runs throughout the day with Pre-Primary to Year 6 participating. The top 6 girl and boy runners from Years 3 – 6 will be asked to participate in the Inter School Cross Country later on in the term. Can I ask that all students please wear their faction sports uniform on this day.
Parents are most welcome to come along and cheer on the students throughout the day. I will be requiring some helpers to assist the students, especially the younger ones, around the course. If you are able or wanting to help out please email Emily.email@example.com
Medals will be presented for 1st, 2nd & 3rd from Year 1 – 6 at the next assembly on the 11th of June. It will be a fantastic day for the students full of fun and an emphasis on trying their best.
Hope to see you there!
Emily Rasmussen (Miss R)
Congratulations to this week's Merit Award winners:
Scarlett Von Bergheim
Dear Parents and Carers
A colleague recently shared this very useful resource with me, which I thought worthwhile passing onto our school community. The resource includes strategies for explaining ADHD to children, minimising meltdowns, developing social skills, fostering self esteem and empathy, plus much more.
Just a quick reminder that we are just one week out from going live with the Dear Little Boys Webinar: Giving boys a great start in early childhood. Maggie will be going live at 8pm (Sydney time) on Monday 31st May, or you can watch the replay whenever you like.
School Social Worker
We are collecting bread bags and bread tags (any brand) for the chance to win playground equipment for our school. A box will be appearing shortly outside the Library but please bring any bread bags and tags to the Science room in the meantime.
Please check out the wonderful initiative within our parent community: www.fieldandfeather.com.au They are offering a promotion to our St Luke's families. For more information see our Community News section below.
STEM Classroom Cash
In Saturday’s West Australian newspaper this weekend, there will be an entry coupon for STEM Classroom Cash. Please collect as many coupons as you can and bring them to the Science Room (at the back of the Library). We can use these coupons to win a share of $25,000 for the school’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) budget. Other dates that they will be in the Saturday newspaper include June 5th, 12th & 19th. Many thanks for all donated entry coupons.
SENDING CHILDREN TO SCHOOL WHEN UNWELL
Remember, if you are sick please maintain physical distancing from other parents and teachers when attending school, including when dropping off and picking up your children.
This week we just want to say well done everyone for making half-way of the longest Term 2 ever! We also want to say good luck students as you compete in the cross-country events on Friday. Running any race takes perseverance, dedication, strategy and courage and we all know children at St Luke’s possess these qualities.
The Father Son Camp online form is now closed and will be switching to a waiting list. There are extremely limited spots available for the Saturday night only. If you would like to attend for just the Saturday evening, please contact the P & F: firstname.lastname@example.org
Just a reminder for the Kangaroo Café please have orders in by Thursday 11pm for the following Monday. If you need to cancel your order ON THE MORNING of canteen (Mondays) please text Mez on 0401000916. Thanks again to Mez and all the volunteers for serving our school through the Kangaroo Café.
Music tuition in Term 2 will be offered in guitar, piano, flute, violin and cello through Keyed Up Music at St Luke’s. Lessons can be arranged during school time or after school where available. To enrol your child, please visit www.keyedupmusic.com.au and fill out the online enrolment form. Information regarding lessons and fees can be found on the website.
Drums continue to be taught by Mr Christian Lombardi 0451 422 769 email@example.com